India will also make its presence felt at the global festival. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has released a selection of Indian films to be screened during the festival. The Indian lineup is headlined by R Madhavan’s multilingual film “Rocketry – The Nambi Effect”.
India will feature a host of films in Tamil, Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi and Mishing languages. Other than ‘Rocketry’, ‘Godavari’ (Marathi), ‘Boomba Ride’ (Mishing), ‘Tree Full of Parrots’ (Malayalam), ‘Dhuin’ (Hindi, Marathi) and ‘Alpha Beta Gamma’ (Hindi) are among of composition.
Some Indian films have also been selected for their world premieres at Cannes. Famous actor Kamal Haasan’s next film, “Vikram”, will see its trailer launched at the Cannes Film Festival. “Excited to announce the launch of Vikram NFTs and Trailer at Cannes Film Festival in association with Vistaverse and Lotus Meta Entertainment!” the actor shared on Twitter.
Indian stars in Cannes
India is officially participating in the gala after two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Besides the movies, a host of Indian actors and celebrities are expected to make a splash at the event. India’s Cannes delegation is expected to include Akshay Kumar, R Madhavan, AR Rahman, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Pooja Hegde, Nayanthara, etc.
Additionally, Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone has joined the film festival’s eight-member jury. Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai is also expected to walk the red carpet.